HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 c460W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the amount by which he plans to reduce expenditure for 1974–75 and in the balance of the current year as a result of the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 17th December, indicating the main areas where such reductions will take place; and if he will make a statement.

Lord Balniel

My right hon. Friend's statement did not specify any reduction in expenditure on overseas services. All programmes are naturally subject to continuing review in the present situation.

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